The main item needing resolved today is Ryan’s bed. Last Friday all functionality stopped working without warning. After spending the entire Saturday morning on the phone with technical support I was able to get it barely useable, until a fuse blew on the main circuit board. These were delivered overnight (getting here on Saturday) and I popped them in. The bed was back to barely usable and I was grateful.
Try as I might to completely fix it myself and save money, a service call seemed the right way to proceed. I’m thinking it’s more than just one issue or an issue caused downstream from another issue. The technician is scheduled to arrive this morning.
Ryan’s bed is better than those found in every hospital and rehabilitation center we ever had him in. Now, throw in all the items provided through Ryan’s Wish List (pillows, blankets, wedges, gowns, foam, powders, sensors, eye masks, and so on) that Ryan is practically floating in comfort.
This bed has so many functions and features that keep him comfortable and healthy. When I dug into the guts of it, I was able to see all these systems firsthand. It has hydraulic, electrical, and air systems that must be precisely tuned and calibrated to work in harmony. There are sensors everywhere that pick up the smallest of changes and call for the systems to make adjustments. I kid you not, if Ryan moves his arm, the mattress adjusts. Here’s a link to the summary product page for the Total Care Sport, if you’re interested.
This brings me to another fact I know about the readers of this website… most of you will click on the link to learn. You almost always do. How do I know this, you ask? Well, while I don’t know who specifically clicks on it, I do get a tally of how many do. It’s always quite a high number. This tells me two things: 1) I’m giving information you find valuable or interesting, and 2) you want to learn as much as you can in understanding every iota of Ryan’s life. In other words, you are deeply vested. Thank you.
I wish there was someway to assign a value to the collective intellect of a websites readership. You know, like a blog IQ. I know, without a doubt, this one would be quite high. As I said many times before, you guys are smart. Big, blooming, smarty-pants indeed.